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Stipend and Expectations

Participating in an NEH summer program as an “NEH Summer Scholar” brings certain benefits and expectations.

Stipend

Each participant will receive a $1200 stipend for the duration of the one-week Institute. The stipend is intended to help cover travel, housing, meals, and basic academic expenses. Stipends are taxable.

Each participant will have meals ($175) and housing ($150) deducted from their total stipend. Once deducted, each participant will receive a stipend of $875 for the completion of the entire Institute. Those who, for any reason, do not complete the full tenure of the project will receive a reduced stipend.

Expectations

Full-Time Study and Tenure: It is mandatory that NEH Summer Institute participants are expected to attend and fully participate in the scheduled activities for which the stipend was awarded during the announced period of the project. A stipend recipient may not accept a teaching assignment or undertake another major activity during the tenure of the award. Those who, for any reason, do not complete the full tenure of the project will receive a reduced stipend.

Dismissal from the Program: All NEH Summer Scholars are expected to conduct themselves in a professional manner at all times. This requires a respectful attitude toward fellow participants, faculty, guest lecturers, and others in all settings (program sessions, field trips, etc.). Unprofessional behavior will not be tolerated and egregious or repeated violations of this principle will be considered grounds for dismissal from the program at the discretion of the Project Director. Reasons for dismissal may include but are not limited to, repeated absences from scheduled activities, disruptive, offensive, or threatening behavior.

Consult the NEH Principles of Civility, here: https://www.neh.gov/grants/principles-civility

Evaluation: All NEH Summer Scholars are required to evaluate their experience and report on their activities and accomplishments under the award. Participants will report at the end of the Institute on online forms provided by NEH.